Medicine and Health
The History of Medicine and Health Working Group meets monthly to discuss a colleague’s work in progress or to discuss readings that are of particular interest to participants.
Meetings are usually held from 3:30 to 5:00 on first Fridays.
Scholars can participate online, or at the Consortium offices in Philadelphia, 431 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, or at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (@ 103rd Street), New York, NY 10029.
To join this working group, click "Request group membership" at right. You will receive instructions for participating online or in person.
David Barnes teaches history of medicine and public health at UPenn. His interests include history of medicine and public health, cultural history of bodily knowledge, and bodily practices.
Paul Theerman is Director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine.
Nancy Tomes is Distinguished Professor of History at Stony Brook University. Her research interests include U.S. social and cultural history and the history of medicine, women, and gender.
Keith Andrew Wailoo is Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University. His research and teaching interests include the history and cultural politics of disease; drugs and drug policy; race, science, and health; and health policy and medical affairs in the U.S.
Upcoming Meetings (all times Eastern)
There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.
March 4, 2014
Margaret Marsh of Rutgers University introduced her paper "The Road to IVF: From 'Fatherless' Sea Urchins to Human 'Conception in a Watch Glass'"
February 4, 2014
Bridget Gurtler of Princeton University introduced her "Desiring Reproduction: Donor Insemination and the Eugenic Politics of Pleasure in Interwar America"
December 3, 2013
Johanna Schoen of Rutgers University introduced her paper "Constructing the Truth About Abortion: The Debate Surrounding intact D&E"
November 5, 2013
Meggie Crnic of the University of Pennsylvania introduced her "Nature's Cure,": The Seashore as Therapeutic Site, 1870-1930.
October 1, 2013
David Barnes of the University of Pennsylvania introduced his draft paper Cargo, "Infection," and the Logic of Quarantine in the Nineteenth Century
March 14, 2013
Cheryl Logan introduced "Productive" Eugenics and the Double Gonad which is a chapter from her forthcoming book Hormones, Heredity and Race:"Spectacular Failure in Interwar Vienna (Rutgers University Press).
February 14, 2013
Johanna Schoen introduced her draft chapter, Medicine at the Edges of Life: Abortion and Fetal Research
December 13, 2012
Emily Abel and Janet Golden introduced their paper "Modern Medical Science and the Divine Providence of God": Rethinking The Place of Religion in Postwar United States Medical History.
November 8, 2012
Greg Eghigian of Penn State introduced a draft chapter, Civilizing Sexuality Under Socialism, from his book tentatively titled The Corrigible and the Incorrigible: Science, Medicine, and the Convict in Twentieth-Century Germany."
October 11, 2012
The Museum Factory: Charles H. Ward's Anatomical Supply House by Erin Mcleary